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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Dragons

by Jim O'Connor, 2021-06-10

And so the strangest season we'll ever live through (hopefully) finally comes to an end in the second week of June.

It ends on something of a whimper with a dead rubber against the Dragons. It will be the first time Leinster end the season with a nothing game since Matt O'Connor's last game in charge away to Edinburgh. By dint of the Osprey's conceding their match away to Benetton, all the final round of fixtures are dead rubbers. Benetton will now host the final against the winners of the Bulls and the Sharks.
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Match Preview: Glasgow Warriors vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2021-06-03

Provincial rugby in June? Doesn't quite feel right, does it?

Leinster's failure to earn a four try bonus point against Ulster pretty much scuppered any chance of them making the final of the Rainbow Cup. At this stage we may as well sit back and relax and hope Benetton win a fifth game in a row to become unlikely finalists.
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Match Preview: Leinster Rugby vs Ulster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2021-05-13

Well that was a strange game. After a terrible start, Leinster came back from 16-0 down to absolutely blow Connacht off the park. Now they face an Ulster side who lost both their opening two Rainbow Cup fixtures to Connacht and Ulster. Quite where that leaves them in the table is anyone's guess.
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Match Preview: Connacht Rugby vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2021-05-07

Well that was grimly familiar.

Once again this Leinster team failed to deliver when they came up against a bigger pack which bullied them off the park. They started brightly enough and wasted a couple of decent chances in the first half that could have had them further ahead. But while there was a lot of focus on the La Rochelle attack in the build-up, we should probably have focused on their defence which is the meanest in the Top14.
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Match Preview: Stade Rochelais vs Leinster Rugby

by Jim O'Connor, 2021-04-30

Well Munster really, really enjoyed that! Like ... to an almost embarrassing level.

Down to their 4th/5th choices half-backs, Leinster were woefully out-matched in that most crucial area and frankly there would be something seriously wrong with Munster first choice halfbacks if they weren't. Yes the pack and the outside backs named were of a better level and will be disappointed with their performance but if your halfbacks aren't firing, there's only going to be one winner.
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